When a plumbing emergency strikes, you need to know where to turn. Hiring a Happy Valley plumber isn’t something that you should take lightly, of course. While there are excellent professionals out there, you’ll also find plenty of untrustworthy plumbers that will do shoddy work and leave you holding the bag. How do you ensure that you’ve found a trustworthy Happy Valley plumber to tackle the worst plumbing issues in your home?
1. Better Business Bureau
One of the surest signs that you’re working with a plumber that’s going to do a good job is that they will have an A rating with the Better Business Bureau. This shows that they are dedicated to providing good service to their customers, handling disputes promptly and are unlikely to charge you unfairly for the work completed.
2. They Don’t Try to Upsell You
Sure, there are probably things that you need done with your plumbing system at some point, but your plumber shouldn’t try to upsell you on non-essential services. They should focus on handling the problem at-hand, and on letting you know that you may need to do something else down the road as appliances and piping age over time.
3. They Are Licensed
One of the vital things to consider when hiring a Happy Valley plumber is checking whether or not they’re licensed. All plumbers in Happy Valley (as well as Portland and Vancouver) must be licensed in order to complete work on your property, but don’t just take their word for it. Ask for proof and if they cannot show you their license, find another plumber.
4. They Show Evidence of the Plumbing Problem
It’s all well and good for a plumber to tell you that a particular problem is causing the issues you’re experiencing, but that doesn’t necessarily make it so. There are scams out there, including the one in which an untrustworthy plumber claims you have a faulty sewer line. These sort of traps can cause unwitting homeowners to spend thousands of dollars on a service they don’t need. Make sure that the plumber shows you proof of the problem before you pony up cash to have it repaired.
5. The Work Is Guaranteed
No Happy Valley plumber should be considered trustworthy if there is no guarantee on the work performed. Most materials have a warranty or some sort of guarantee from the manufacturer, but it is up to the plumber to complete the work correctly. You could wind up paying for the same job to be performed twice if you do not ask about whether their work is guaranteed before hiring a plumber.
Contact a Happy Valley plumber
Ready to hire a trustworthy Happy Valley plumber? Get in touch with Apollo Drain today. We serve Happy Valley, Clackamas, Portland, Vancouver and the surrounding areas, and we’re proud to be one of the most trusted plumbing companies in the area.
Fantastic customer service. We were out of town when tenants needed help with a plumbing issue. They let us know who was being dispatched to our house then followed up with a very detailed message post work. I would definitely use these guys again.
I can’t say enough good things about this company. Had a sewer repair needed and had a very short amount of time due to closing on a house sale. Every single person I encountered from Marquita doing logistics for my job to every member of the work crew. Friendly, communicated well, totally responsive and really cared to help me through this very stressful job. All of the people I encountered were role models for what a well run service business should be. Much thanks and appreciation. You’re great.
We had a leak and no hot water. Apollo came out same day and not only fixed the problem but made it better and gave us some good advice on our system. Very reasonable and great communication. Would definitely recommend.
Don is always so helpful and knowledgeable. I really appreciate all the crew members on the Apollo team. I'm a Property Manager so typically I will have several projects for Apollo to address during a single visit. They are easy to interact with and EXCELLENT plumbers. I highly recommend Apollo.
Scott, I would like to personally thank you for expediting our plumbing crisis we recently had. If the situation was not resolved immediately we would have had to close for a couple of days. This occured on a Friday for for us a pizza restaurant this would of been devastating. Thank you so much.
STARK STREET PIZZA COMPANY
It's my absolute pleasure to recommend Karen Johnson at Apollo Plumbing Service. I have had the pleasure of taking a class taught by Karen. Her knowledge and expertise is a huge advantage to my entire office. I know if I am in a pinch I can call the office and talk to someone! Their customer service is truly amazing, and I have had compliments from customers in the past.
NEXTHOME NW REALTY
We are a Wendy's Restaurant franchisee in Vancouver, Washington and I want to personally thank Scott and his crew at Apollo for invaluable and excellent service to our restaurants over the last several years. We have used Scott's company after failing miserably with Apollo's many competitors. We tried every one before discovering the extraordinary service we enjoy from Scott and his techs.